A splash of colo(u)r.

The granddaddy of modern handheld gaming, the Game Boy, got an unexpected shot in the arm in the mid-'90s when a little game named Pokémon released and gave the ageing hardware a new lease of life. The updated Game Boy Pocket hardware might have slimmed down the bulky original DMG-001, but it was the long-awaited arrival of the Game Boy Color in 1998 that finally gave handheld Nintendo gamers a proper upgrade from the monochrome original.

Fully backwards compatible with the existing Game Boy library (and able to enhance many old games with bespoke color palettes), GBC-exclusive games came on clear cartridges that let you glimpse the board inside. Additionally, many 'black cart' games would also play perfectly well on the non-colour console, too. The GBC soon built up its own great software library — and we'd like your help to assemble the top 50 Game Boy Color games ever.

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May 22, 2021 at 08:00AM
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